Engine Smoking a little? Normal?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by erickster, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. erickster

    erickster Member

    I went for my first "longer" drive. It wasn't long though, like 1 mile. When I got home, my engine was smoking a little. Is that normal? It wasn't a lot. Curious! It's brand new, and it had a little built up grease and stuff on it-- maybe it was just that?

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  2. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    If you dont see any signs of leaking anywhere its normal. It will go away after approx your 3rd long ride. Because of weather at first I was only able to go on 5 minute runs. It didnt clear up until a few long rides.
    If it keeps up, somethings going on and you should check under the clutch cover. Then small chain sprocket for lube. Or wires touching something hot again. Etc....Etc
  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    It's probably just manufacturing residue. Is this a two stroke, or a 4 stroke we're talking about?
  4. erickster

    erickster Member

    two stroke 70cc-- woo! lol
  5. Alan

    Alan Member

    Yes, what the other's said. the first two days, my black muffler was smoking like a............well.....a lot. :D

    I know this may sound weird, but I like that smell of new smoking engines.
  6. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Sounds pretty normal for a new HT but if it persists then investigate further.
  7. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Ahh yes nothing like the smell of a two stroke, especially on Dino oil. Synthetics cleaner, but call me old fashioned I like a bit of smoke.